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Jul 26, 2010 5:30pm PDT
documents raise serious questions about the war in afghanistan and whether a key u.s. ally is helping the enemy. i'm katie couric. also tonight an exclusive cbs news interview with the president of iran. mahmoud ahmadinejad denies he's aiding the taliban and accuses president obama of snubbing him. a shake-up is expected to put an american in charge of b.p. while tony heyward could walk away with an ocean of severance pay. and steve hartman takes the temperature of the nation and finds we're running hot. >> i wish it were winter. >> reporter: and cold. >> i love the heat. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the obama administration is dealing with a serious breach of national security tonight. tens of thousands of classified documents about the war in afghanistan leaked and posted on the web. at a time when more than 60% of americans believe the war is not going well, the documents provide some evidence to back that up. more than 91,000 were leaked to wikileaks.or
CBS
Jul 26, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. >> reporter: the avalanche of documents, most of them classified secret, shows how the u.s. has been losing the war in afghanistan one day at a time. >> the real story of this material is that it's war. it's one damned thing after another. >> reporter: julian assange the head of wikileaks which posted the documents on the web hopes researchers will mine them for a real picture of the war. this new trove covers six years of war in afghanistan through kind of reports both accurate and inaccurate every commander receives at his morning briefing. >> small arms fire and rpg. >> reporter: for instance, this report of the first use of the heat-seeking surface-to- air missile against an american aircraft. a weapon that would cripple u.s. air power if the taliban ever got them in large numbers. most of the reports document what is already well known. for years the u.s. has not had enough troops in afghanistan. resulting in this record of a remote outpost calling for help as they are nearly overrun. we are taking casualties. enemy in the wild. the afghan government has been corrupt and inefficient. a
CBS
Jul 27, 2010 6:30pm EDT
on all that's gone wrong. mounting u.s. casualties, civilian casualties, afghan government corruption and claims that pakistan is helping the taliban. >> the fact is the revelation of these documents, these raw reports real he'll brings to the foreall of the core challenges that we've been facing in afghanistan for a number of years. >> reporter: the war funding bill now goes to the president for his signature, but it only funds the war for a few months so another big battle over paying for the war in afghanistan is just around the corner, katie. >> couric: this question probably reflects what a lot of americans are wondering given the fact that the u.s. gives pakistan billions of dollars in aid every year. that is, can pakistan even be called a partner at this point? >> well, despite all those claims in the wikileaks documents the white house says yes. number one they say because relations have improved significantly over the last year. number two, they say because no other country has done as much to help the united states eliminate al qaeda terrorists from the battlefield. katie. >
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 5:30pm PDT
shirley sherrod, fired by the u.s.d.a., got the call and another apology. are illegal immigrants raising the crime rate? some argue yes; others no. we'll give you the facts. and happy thursday-- or is it? tracking the mood of america tweet by tweet. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. a tropical storm has just formed in the caribbean and by saturday it could be churning through the site of the massive oil spill in the gulf of mexico, disrupting the cleanup for days, even weeks. some cleanup boats were sent back to port today. the large oil recovery ships may follow. tropical storm bonnie is north of cuba right now, and over the next few days it's projected to pass through the florida keys and then into the gulf. even so, federal officials said today they will keep the cap on that ruptured well. and the white house said the president, who's been urging americans to visit the gulf's still-open beaches, will take the first family to the gulf coast of florida next month
CBS
Jul 22, 2010 7:00pm EDT
case has put a spotlight on the u.s.d.a.'s long history of discrimination against black farmers. more about that now from national correspondent dean reynolds. >> reporter: willie adams '60-acre georgia farm has been in his family since 1938 and he wants to hold on to its red clay and green pastures for generations to come. but the fight to keep it is increasingly stressful. >> high blood pressure, almost a heart attack. (laughs) oh, yeah. a lot of stress. >> reporter: adams is one of a dwindling number of african american farmers, some 33,000 in all. >> we want equal justice! >> reporter: they're hoping congress will at last end decades of discrimination against them and appropriate the $1.25 billion they and their an ancestors won in a settlement with the department of agriculture in february. a court found the farmers had been systematically denied aid solely because they were black. loans, grants, and subsidies that white farmers received. willie adams says u.s.d.a. officials always claimed to him and other blacks that they lacked the funding. but you saw that they did have funds
CBS
Jul 7, 2010 7:00pm EDT
'll be among a group of russian prisoners traded for the ten alleged spies recently arrested in the u.s. his brother says sutyagin was suddenly transferd from a remote prison to a moscow cell. >> an international spy swap. >> reporter: while a russian television newscast trumpeted an imminent exchange, no official swap has been announced. the white house swatted away questions. >> this is, as we've said earlier, law enforcement matter. >> reporter: sources say it's likely spy deal will get done as u.s. and russian negotiators work out the details. in a possible precursor, the alleged spy arrested in virginia and boston were transferred to new york. all ten suspects will be in court there tomorrow. >> what the tea leaves seem to suggest is that you have a bundling of the individuals and the issues so that if there is a deal to be struck it can be struck quite effectively and efficiently. >> reporter: sources say a spy exchange could be a tidy ending to what's become a bit of a diplomatics me. the arrest of the ten alleged russian agents came just days after the so-called hamburger summit desi
CBS
Jul 9, 2010 6:30pm EDT
jailed in their native country for helping the u.s. landed in washington today. the flight followed that big spy swap. justice correspondent bob orr has the details of the exchange. >> reporter: the spy swap was completed on an airplane tarmac in vienna, austria. a chattered vision airlines jet carrying the ten secret agents expeld from the u.s. pulled directly behind a russian plane carrying four prisoners from russia. from a distance, waiting vans could be seen shuttling the former captives from one plain to another as the spies literally traded places. within 90 minutes, the planes took off. the ten from the u.s. headed for moscow, the four are from russia to london and washington. the spy trade was engineered by c.i.a. chief hraoepd and mikhail fradkov, the head of russian intelligence. at the same time, u.s. officials saw an opportunity to free long-jailed russian spies who had helped american and british intelligence. >> most of them just for the money. >> reporter: one of those freed is former k.g.v. colonel gennady vasilenko. he was identified by robert hanssen, an f.b.i. tu
CBS
Jul 29, 2010 5:30pm PDT
and its source within the u.s. military of murder. >> the truth is, they might already have on their hands the blood of some young soldier or that of an afghan family. >> reporter: in what appears to be an attempt to build a criminal case against julian assange, the head of wikileaks, defense secretary gates asked the director of the f.b.i. to join the investigation. >> the battlefield consequences of the release of these documents are potentially severe and dangerous for our troops, our allies, and afghan partners. >> reporter: the documents reveal the names of afghans who provided intelligence to the u.s.; their lives are now in danger. and their exposure will send a chill through anyone else thinking of helping >> will people whose lives are on the line trust us to keep their identity secret? >> reporter: the documents also provide a road map to the american military's tactics. this, for instance, is a moment- by-moment log of what u.s. troops did after specialist bowe bergdahl was captured by the taliban. and the damage could get worse. >> it could be a substantial, additional number o
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 6:30pm EDT
: tonight, a spy for a spy. the biggest u.s./russia spy swap since the cold war. i'm katie couric. also tonight, u.s. to b.p.: speed it up. on day 80, the obama administration asks b.p. to put a new cap on the gushing well before the weather turns bad again. d-day for lebron james. making the decision of a lifetime. and he's making oods from his doodles. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it seemed to come out of nowhere: late last month, the f.b.i. suddenly rounded up ten people who had been living in this country for years and accused them of serving as agents for russia. today this unlikely spy drama came to a surprising end. in federal court here in new york, the ten pleaded guilty and were ordered deported. and in the biggest spy swap since the cold war, they're being sent tonight to russia in exchange for four people in prison there. the exchange to be made in vienna. justice correspondent bob orr has the story. >> reporter: even before the ten alleged spies
CBS
Jul 5, 2010 7:00pm EDT
was the pay master for the ten alleged russian agents arrested last week in the u.s. cyprus police said today they have metsos' laptop computer and some u.s.b. plug-in memory stick which is u.s. authorities have requested. meantime, an american geologist convicted of spying on china was sentenced to eight years in prison there today. chinese authorities say he was stealing state secrets when he gathered information about china's oil and gas wells. u.s. officials have called for his immediate release. still ahead on the "cbs evening news," the statue of liberty gave him goose bumps. an immigrant's love letter to america. and up next, the ripple effect. how the disaster in the gulf is hurting a secretary in los angeles. jirjs meet the recommended daily intake dults don't for all vitamins and minerals through diet alone. that's why there's... it helps provide key nutrients your body could be missing. one serving of boost contains twenty-six essential vitamins and minerals plus 10 grams of protein. these nutrients help promote bone health and muscle mass to help keep your body moving. achieve a b
CBS
Jul 8, 2010 7:00pm EDT
of revealing names of russian undercover agents. u.s. attorney general eric holder in an exclusive interview for cbs' "face the nation" told bob schieffer it's a good deal for both sides. >> and we essentially orchestrated a swap so that we had access to... got back fur so people who who had been charged in russia with conducting intelligence activities on behalf of western countries. >> reporter: the lawyer for suspect anna chapman also praised the swap, celebrating his client's freedom. >> she is happy to be out of jail. >> reporter: the spy arrests were announced just days after president obama and russian president medvedev met for hamburgers to reset relations. and the revelations were embarrassing for both sides. the russians managed to have secret agents here for years, most of them embedded as american couples in the suburbs of washington, boston, and new york. but at the same time, the f.b.i. was on to them, tracking their movements for years. the spy swap now ends a dicey diplomatic dance. >> both countries have major geopolitical concerns at play and they want to put this case beh
CBS
Jul 19, 2010 7:00pm EDT
. the taunt came on the same day a "washington post" report said the u.s. intelligence community has become so massive no one can say if we're safer now than we were nine years ago. here's our justice correspondent bob orr. >> reporter: just a month after 9/11, president bush created the office of homeland security, pledging to spare no effort in stopping the next terrorist attack. >> we're going to be ongoing and relentless. >> reporter: in the nine years since, there has been no major attack, but the government has spent hundreds of billions of dollars creating a sprawling top-secret intelligence complex which the "washington post" concludes is bloated and inefficient. >> overlapping agencies doing overlapping things. >> reporter: reporter dana priest led a two-year investigation that's revealed mind-bonding numbers. there are now 3,200 government organizations and private firms working on homeland security, counterterrorism and intelligence. 854,000 people hold top-secret security clearances. and analysts published 50,000 intelligence reports every year. but the newspaper found the effort t
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 6:30pm EDT
.p. is collecting a lot less of it than it predicted it could. it's day 78. u.s. v. arizona. the obama administration files suit to try to stop the state's new immigration law. and the city named for the duke of york says welcome back to the queen of england. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. the sun rose in the east and it showed no mercy. on day two of the heat wave, the national weather service had advisories up from virginia to as far north as maine. that's tens of millions of people keeping cool any way they could. and demand for electricity put a real strain on the power system. the combination of heat and humidity made it feel like the temperature was in triple digits and in some places it actually was. in fact, in baltimore, the mercury reached a record 105 degrees. our national correspondent jeff glor is here in new york and, jeff, we set a record here as well. >> reporter: we did, indeed, katie. 103 degrees in new york city. hasn't been that hot here si
CBS
Jul 1, 2010 6:30pm EDT
, stopped cold, in the last 30 days. and we're starting there because the u.s. senate went on vacation today without solving the problem. this morning, the labor department reported 472,000 americans filed new claims for unemployment benefits last week, 13,000 more than the week before. all told, more than 22 million americans are either searching for work or have given up looking since the recession began. ben tracy has been out to see what congress' gridlock means to unemployed folks at home. >> reporter: if you want to know what it feels like to be out of work, just ask leslie pink. >> it is a very painful thing to be unemployed. it's very humiliating and it's very hum lingbling. >> reporter: in january she was laid off from her job at a new york law firm. her $420 weekly unemployment check is the only way she can pay her rent. the checks end this month, and she is angry that congress did not extend her benefits. >> i've been paying taxes. i helped the banks bail out and i figure i need help. why should i be overlooked. >> reporter: late last year the government extended unemployment bene
CBS
Jul 21, 2010 5:30pm PDT
fired by the u.s.d.a. >> without a doubt, ms. sherrod is owed an apology. >> couric: i'm katie couric. also tonight, small towns, huge salaries. outrage in california where the city manager makes nearly twice as much as the president of the united states. it's a reenactment, but investigators say this is what happened when a north korean torpedo struck a south korean warship. and he's no houdini, but he did turn a cell phone into a porsche. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. it was an extraordinary scene on national television today. the president's top spokesman admitting the administration had fired an official of the agriculture department for alleged racism without knowing all the facts, and then he offered her an apology. but it didn't stop there. the man who fired shirley sherrod, agriculture secretary tom vilsack, soon popped up on tv himself and offered her another job. all this while the nation watched her watch them. we begin tonight with jan crawford i
CBS
Jul 13, 2010 7:00pm EDT
east. the u.s. government acknowledged today for the first time that he's been here in america. but now he says he wants to go home to iran. national security correspondent david martin fills in the story. >> reporter: rarely is the human drama of espionage put on such public display. dr. thatram amiri, an iranian scientist who defected to the u.s. with secrets about his country's nuclear program wants to go home and face whatever that hard-line regime has in store for him. in an interview with iranian t.v., he said he could explain everything. about what he called "my ordeal over the past 14 months." the u.s. says "it's your life." >> mr. amiri has been in the united states of his own free will and he is free to go. >> reporter: that's not how amiri told it when he first popped up on iranian t.v. last april. he claimed he'd been kidnapped by the c.i.a. while on pilgrimage to mecca and tortured during eight months of captivity. he took that back in a second video, but amiri is clearly going through a personal crisis. >> it's hardedly example you want to set if you're trying to lure out
CBS
Jul 2, 2010 7:00pm EDT
for a decade. but whatever was learned about russian methods is now a secret the u.s. government is not about to share. bob orr, cbs news, washington. >> pelley: chicago responded today to this week's supreme court ruling affirming americans' right to own guns. the ruling is certain to bring down that city's ban on handguns, so today the city council adopted a new law. guns are allowed in homes but owners can't step outside with them-- not even on their porches. coming up next on the "cbs evening news," the war up close. coalition troops under taliban fire. . only one a day women's 50+ advantage has gingko for memory and concentration plus support for bone and breast health. a great addition to my routine. [ female announcer ] one a day women's. are the things we make. this has always been a nation of builders, craftsmen. men and women for whom straight stitches and clean welds were matters of personal pride. they made the skyscrapers and the cotton gins. colt revolvers, jeep 4 x 4's. these things make us who we are. as a people, we do well when we make good things and not so well when we don
CBS
Jul 6, 2010 7:00pm EDT
seemed to be saying "rift? what rift?" >> reporter: exactly, katie. the last time netanyahu was here, u.s./israeli relations were in the deep freeze and the prime minister was kept completely out of sight, no pictures. but today two leaders were all smiles, saying reporters had gotten it all wrong, they never gave each other the cold shoulder. >> the bond between the united states and israel is unbreakable >> reports about the demise of the special u.s./israel relation s... relationship aren't just premature, they're just flat wrong. >> reporter: there was international outrage after israel attacked a convoy trying to relieve its embargo on gaza and killed nine people. the president praised netanyahu for loosening the embargo and being willing to negotiate. >> i believe that prime minister netanyahu wants peace. >> reporter: but both the president and the prime minister dodged questions about extending israel's partial moratorium on building new israeli settlements on the west bank. >> the president and i discussed concrete steps that could be done now to move the peace process further al
CBS
Jul 28, 2010 6:30pm EDT
and u.s. citizens. she said she recognized yoorgz has significant interest in confronting illegal immigrants and, obviously, problems with crime but arizona still couldn't step into the federal government's role. >> couric: and, jan, here's a question for you from facebook tonight: how will illegal immigration be handled if states like arizona don't address the problem? >> well, the judge ruled that immigration say federal responsibility. i mean, that's what the obama administration had argued, that immigration was a federal responsibility. so this now puts the pressure on the federal government and the white house to take responsibility and do something about it. but this is a tough political issue, katie. democrats want to make it easier for illegal immigrants to become citizens, but that is a nonstarter for republicans. they want stricter enforcement of federal laws. and even-- i mean, even with today's ruling, the fight in the states isn't over. 20 states are now considering similar laws to arizona's, and this was just one judge's ruling in one state. it doesn't bind texas or
CBS
Jul 1, 2010 7:00pm EDT
card are u.s. highway 2 in montana, which contributes to that state having the highest fatality rate in the nation, and u.s. 129 in north carolina which triple a. carolina calls the best chance of being killed in 2008. but our interstates are deadly as well. i-95 in florida has one of the worst rate of deaths per mile in the country. on i15 between los angeles and las vegas, more than 1,000 lives have been lost in 15 years. and as for i-26 in south carolina, a total of 325 people died in 286 wrecks during the last decade. >> if there has been a series of accidents in a stretch of road that demonstrate that improvement is needed, unless and until you can make those imimprovements, people are at risk. >> reporter: making the problem even worse, horsley says, is a lack of adequate safety regulations. >> there are 20 states that don't have primary seat belt laws and there are 24 states that don't have anything on the books to discourage either texting while driving or talking on your cell phone. >> a lot of states are implementing cable parriers in the medians, rumble strips, and many ot
CBS
Jul 20, 2010 5:30pm PDT
the facts, they should be laid out there. >> reporter: the two leaders also found time to discuss the u.s.-british special relationship and even took a long tour of the white house. >> i was most impressed by how tidy your children's bedrooms were. >> reporter: now, a senior administration official tells me that the president is not upset that cameron said no to a formal inquiry because the president in their conversation in the oval office formally asked cameron for the facts and he is confident that with or without an inquiry he will get them. katie? >> couric: all right. chip reid reporting from the white house tonight. thank you. now turning to the disaster in the gulf. it began three months ago tonight with a deadly explosion on the deepwater horizon. and on day 92, b.p. and the federal government are considering yet another plan for sealing the blown out well. this one is called static kill. it would involve pumping mud and cement through the new well cap that's now in place. tonight, that cap is still holding. the government's point man, thad allen, says five leaks around the well
CBS
Jul 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
appeared, warning the u.s. f.b.i. to investigate corrupt mexican officials or expect more car bombs. >> the use of a car bomb clearly represents a tactical escalation. we have seen the first car bomb. there probably will be more. >> reporter: mexico has been bleeding and crying since president felipe calderon declared war on drug cartels four years ago. he deployed 45,000 troops but so far they're no match for ruthless drug gangsters flush with guns and money, $25 billion or more annual profits, selling drugs to the u.s. recently president calderon blamed the u.s. for mexico's troubles, writing in an editorial: >> the way they see it, they are fighting our war on drugs. >> reporter: especially on the border. 140 drug slayings in nogales, mexico this year, more than all of last year. >> there is a lot of homicides any hour, any day of the week. >> reporter: nowhere is bloodier than juarez. the city just across from el paso, texas, is more dangerous than baghdad, with more than 1,000 drug-related slayings so far this year. >> the war that they are having is tremendous, all-out war. >>
CBS
Jul 30, 2010 5:30pm PDT
-b. >> couric: in afghanistan today, a traffic accident involving u.s. contractors triggered a street riot in kabul. angry afghans attacked the contractors and set fire to their vehicles as police moved in, firing weapons in the air. at least four afghans were killed, but it's unclear if all died in the accident or in the riot and gunfire that followed. also today, the military reported six more americans were killed in southern afghanistan. that raises the death toll to 66 for july, the worst month of the war for u.s. forces. in war, there are two fronts-- one where troops face the enemy in battle and one where their loved ones wait and worry that they'll receive the worst kind of news. that's where terry mccarthy takes us tonight in his ongoing series following the third battalion, first marine-- "the thundering 3rd." >> reporter: may 11 this year, a roadside bomb kills marine sergeant kenneth may and corporal jeffrey johnson in garmsir, southern afghanistan. half a day later and halfway around the world in southern california, may's wife, crystal, gets a knock on the door. >> i looked t
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Jul 12, 2010 7:00pm EDT
will be taken back to the u.s. to face dozens of charges, but first he'll be arraigned here in the bahamas tomorrow, one day after this nation celebrated its day of independence. colton harris moore can no longer celebrate his. jeff glor, cbs news, nassau. >> couric: movie director roman polanski is a free man tonight. now 76, he fled the u.s. in 1978 after pleading guilty to having sex with a 13-year-old girl. he was arrested last year in switzerland but today the swiss refused to extradite him saying u.s. officials had failed to address defense arguments that polanski had actually served his sentence before he fled. and still ahead here on the "cbs evening news," steve hartman's "assignment america." when it comes to memories, you've got to know how to hold 'em. but up next, haiti's long road back. six months after the quake debris is still everywhere, progress hard to find. stopping. it's not that hard. and only allstate pays you an extra bonus to do it. get one of these every six months you go without an accident. [ judy ] what are you waiting for? call or click today for a free quote
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Jul 21, 2010 7:00pm EDT
conference and he offered ms. sherrod a job working on civil rights issues in the u.s.d.a. katie? >> couric: jan crawford in washington. jan, thanks so much. jeff greenfield, the obama administration has often complained about the 24-hour news cycle and now it seems white house officials were caught in a vortex. >> reporter: yeah, katie. the old united press wire service had a slogan "get it first, but first get it right." in the wake of the shirley sherrod story it's worth asking whether the second half of that slogan has been dumped into the trash bin. it's now clear that no one, not conservative blogger andrew breitbart who posted the clip, not the n.a.a.c.p. who condemned her, nor the agriculture department, none of them had and seen the whole speech. but there's another part of this story, the deep-seeded desire of people who turn to news and opinion sites to reinforce their beliefs. for instance, the idea of an obama administration administration official harboring anti-white sentiments fits an idea espoused by one of fox news's most popular voices. >> this president, i think, has exp
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Jul 16, 2010 6:30pm EDT
by authorities in scotland after doctors said he was dying of prostate cancer. the u.s. and british governments now agree megrahi's release was a mistake and in a phone call today, secretary of state hillary clinton urged british foreign secretary william hague to cooperate with the congressional investigation into charges that b.p. brokered megrahi's release in exchange for drilling rights off the libyan coast. >> they release al-megrahi and presto, automatically the negotiations speed up and the contract is finalized and drilling is now about to start. >> reporter: b.p. admits it pressured the british government in 2007 to speed up a prisoner release that libya sought in order to protect its drilling deal. but in a statement, the oil company says it never specifically sought freedom for the lockerbie bomber. b.p. was not involved in any discussions about the release of mr. al megrahi. the british government says there's no evidence b.p. pushed far blood money trade. megrahi was released solely on compassionate grounds after scottish authorities were convinced he had just three months to live.
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